August 01, 2005

"When they leave the country, everything will collapse."

So says Iraq's Minister for Human Rights, Ms. Aida Osseyran.

In an interview in the German newspaper Tageszeitung , Ms. Osseyran talks about the "disappeared," women's rights, education, and women in the parliament.

Here is what she says about the women who are currently serving in the parliament: "...right now most of the women in the Iraqi Parliament are members of fundamentalist Muslim groupings. These women don’t know anything but the Koran, and they misinterpret it."

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